Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)
Obesity is a common health problem that affects a considerable part of population. However, it still has not been seriously taken and has not received attention it deserves. It is a health issue that not only causes psychological discomfort and impairs quality of life, but also has a huge impact on physical health; health specialists consider obesity as one of the greatest risk factors for the development of numerous diseases.
It is a common belief that obesity is a lack of willpower and efforts, and overweight can be lost by following a more strict diet, increasing physical activity, and consuming special nutritional supplements. It is has been known that genetic factors play a major role in obesity, accounting for even 80% of obesity cases; therefore, even radical changes in lifestyle not always allow achieving the desired results.
Surgical treatment of obesity is not a new method in the world; it has been widely applied for more than a decade and has been recognized as the most effective method of weight correction when conservative measures are ineffective. There are several surgical methods of treatment.
The following specialists provide consultations and perform surgeries:
Almantas Maleckas PhD, an abdominal surgeon.
Antanas Mickevičius PhD, an abdominal surgeon.